Choose the Right Content for your Course
4 May 2020
Once you have finalised your course outline, the next step is deciding what type of content, or a variety of content, is best suited for your course.
There are endless types of content being produced on a daily basis, however, what most people use is a combination of mediums.
When deciding on content, the most important thing is to keep in mind your future students and their learning needs. Each medium has its strengths and weaknesses, you will need to weigh up each option and how it will contribute to the success of your course.
- Video content – can be a very engaging and powerful way to connect with your students. Depending on how you record and design your video, will depend on how quickly your video will be produced. If you choose to use a fully animated video, it can be time-consuming to produce. The downside of videos is that they tend to be data-heavy to download, although this is dependent on your video design and structure.
- Screenshots – are recordings of your screen. They are still images that are useful to demonstrate technical explanations in a step-by-step format.
- Text – is easy to share and a good way to provide additional information or explanations, particularly should you want to reference it at a later stage. When using text, it is important to be conscious that you don’t overwhelm students with too much text at a time. Try and limit your amount of text at one time and spread it across several lessons than giving it all at once.
Online courses usually make use of a combination of these mediums, depending on the type of course.